Remote Supervision in Rural Dual/Multi-Service Advocacy Agencies
This guide is intended for rural supervisors and directors at agencies that serve sexual assault survivors searching for concrete information on how to provide effective supervision to the advocates and staff they employ. Rural advocacy agencies typically serve large areas with very few staff members. This is why rural agencies are the most likely to have a large portion of their advocates working remotely. Some examples of remote advocacy include legal advocates working mostly at the courthouse, advocates who work at satellite offices, prevention educators who spend most of their time at schools and working with other agencies, advocates who work entirely out of community spaces and survivor’s homes, and volunteers. This wide variety of locations can be a challenge to rural programs as they figure out how to supervise and support advocates remotely. There are strategies in building team connection, creating comfortable workspaces, supervising and hiring staff, and attending to vicarious trauma that can support all your staff, wherever they may work.
Last modified: 1/23/2023